As I sat down to write this article, the idea occurred to me that this post on how to deal with family during the holidays could be the first in a new category dedicated to family.
I sat pondering this possibility and the pros and cons of opening up my blog to discuss family for some time.
Eventually, I decided that given where I am in life (and my readers too, of course!) the best category to archive this under is self-care.
I know so many people my age whose entire mental health teeters on the edge of a cliff during the holidays.
After all, no matter how well they avoid family during the year, it becomes much harder to avoid them successfully during the back-to-back Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hannukah/New Years holidays.
Now, I’m not saying that’s my experience. I actually have a pretty good relationship with my parents.
But sometimes I feel like it’s the Millenial woman’s plight: having to front questions about your sexuality, finding a partner, settling down, setting a date for the wedding, or popping out kids but never being asked about the thing we’re actually working on and excited about!